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Hofmann's Potion

Hofmann's Potion

| 56 min

This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple chronicle of LSD's early days. It's an alternative way of looking at the drug... and our world.


Credits
  • director
    Connie Littlefield
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • cinematographer
    Nigel Markham
  • editor
    Lawrence Jackman
  • sound recording
    Alex Salter
    Jane Porter
    Arthur McKay
  • narration - writer
    Connie Littlefield
  • narrator
    Michael Jones
  • camera assistant
    Kyle Cameron
  • production manager
    Patricia Coughran
  • musician
    Norman Adams
    Christopher Wilkinson
  • music recording
    Rod Sneddon
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • archival music research
    Chris Crilly
  • credits sound montage
    Lawrence Jackman
  • research
    Connie Littlefield
  • rights clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • production consultant
    Myron Stolaroff
  • technical coordinator
    Patricia Coughran
    Claude Cardinal
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
  • titles
    NFB Visual Effects Services
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • studio clerk
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • program administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner

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